Sep 18

Stewart-Lee House

Year Built: 1844 Architectural Style: Greek Revival District: Capitol Square Built by wealthy merchant Norman Stewart, this house was occupied by Robert E. Lee’s family during a portion of the Civil War. Once part of a row of town houses in a residential neighborhood, this is the lone survivor, standing amongst mid 20th-century buildings today. Historic Continue Reading...

Sep 18

Morson’s Row

Year Built: 1853 Architectural Style: Italianate District: Capitol Square Built as rental property by James Morson, this row of bowfront town houses is the only remaining evidence of the residential neighborhood that once surrounded Capitol Square. The buildings now contain statContinue Reading...

Sep 18

Old City Hall

Year Built: 1887-1894 Architectural Style: High Victorian Gothic District: Capitol Square In complete contrast to Jefferson’s calm, classical Capitol, architect Elijah E. Meyers designed this paean to Victorian architecture. The interior is as highly decorated as the exterior and contains cast-iron stairs and arcades made by Richmonder  Asa Snyder. Threatened by demolition in the 1970s, the building Continue Reading...